Improvised Pantomime Returns!

We’re only a few weeks away from the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! OH YES WE ARE!

Each show will be a completely new adventure created from your suggestions and a little sprinkling of fairy dust. There will be heroes, villains and what we lovingly refer to as songs in this fond pastiche of the nation’s favourite Christmas show – we might also throw in a few ComedySportz games for good measure.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to join in to help our heroes win the day… and every good villain needs a henchman!

Our improvised pantomime proved a real hit with audiences at the Waterside in 2017 and we’re delighted to be back with more shows and more venues. With shows across Greater Manchester, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch these fantastically festive shows that are an alternative Christmas treat that the whole family can enjoy!

ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime

Tickets are available online:

Ramsbottom Civic Hall 8th December 4pm

The Way Theatre Studio 8th December 7pm

Waterside Arts 14th-15th December Various Times*

Please note: Fees may apply if booking online. You can also purchase tickets via venue box office.

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*The 3pm show on Saturday 15th December replaces our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show. However, this show will still be aimed at younger audiences aged 6 and under.

NEW DATE ADDED for Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

We’re delighted to say that due to popular demand a new date has been added for Auntie & Me at The Greater Manchester Fringe. The show will now run Thursday 26th til Saturday 27th July, giving you an extra opportunity to catch this deliciously dark comedy about dying!

Auntie and Me Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a  letter from his aunt telling him she is “old and dying” he drops everything to see her off. But when she keeps on living he decided to see her off himself…

Shortlisted for Best Revival at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe, directed by CSzUK founder and manager Brainne Edge and starring ComedySportz’s Sean Mason, this mordant and whip smart tragi-comedy returns for another short run.


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Thursday 26th July

Friday 27th July

Saturday 28th July

You can find out more about the Greater Manchester Fringe here. You can find all the latest info on our upcoming shows here.

Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

It’s time for the Greater Manchester Fringe and whilst our main shows may be improvised, sometimes our players quite like learning scripts and producing plays. In these troubled times of Brexit, Trump, Russia, and all of Manchester’s hills being on fire, what you need is something to cheer you up – so don’t miss this deliciously dark comedy about dying…!

Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is “old and dying” he travels across the country to see her off. But when she insists on staying alive he decides to see her off himself…

Short-listed for Best Revival at the 2017 Fringe, Auntie & Me returns for 3 nights only by popular demand.

This production of Canadian writer Morris Panych’s mordant black comedy sees Sean Mason (ComedySportz, New Dawn Fades) return as Kemp, the put upon nephew waiting for his Aunt to die. “I can’t wait to step back into Kemp’s shoes, as sad as they are. He is this sort of Hancock-esque lost figure and the script is so full of rich layers waiting to unravel,” says Sean.

“A play about loneliness and death might not sound hilarious, but there is real, heart-felt humour in the script, even at its most absurd or farcical moments,” says director Brainne Edge, whose previous credits, outside of running ComedySportz Manchester, include the acclaimed JB Shorts and stage adaptations of classic sitcoms Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads and The Good Life.

Greater Manchester FringeAuntie & Me is a whip-smart comedy drama that promises rich humour and emotion with delightfully dark twists and turns that is not to be missed! You can find more information about this production and many other great shows at the Greater Manchester Fringe website.

Catch Auntie & Me at The King’s Arms Theatre 23rd, 26th and 27th July. Show starts 7pm. Tickets cost £8 (fees apply is booking online). Tickets are available here.

As always you can find out more about all of our upcoming shows including ComedySportz @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival by visiting our shows page.